Today, Feb. 16
North Beach favorite Rose Pistola reopens with a new interior and updated Genoese menu by their new executive chef Mark Gordon (an alum of Terzo). Gordon’s added more sandwiches and wraps to lunch, as well as baked pasta for dinner. 532 Columbus Ave.
Thursday and Wednesday, Feb. 17 and 18
Bands cover each other all the time. But chefs? Guerrilla dining group GraffEats chef Blair Warsham, with the help of the folks behind NoisePop music festival next month, Jesse Fox of FoxconSox Consulting, and Turntable Kitchen (a food and music site), is putting on a two-night supper club serving riffs on dishes, such as Quince’s beet ravioli. The setting is NoisePop’s pop-up shot at Fifty24SF gallery. Tickets are $65, and the drinks are BYOB. 218 Fillmore St.
Saturday, Feb. 19
For some, food is an intellectual pursuit. Vegan chef Bryant Terry, writer Novella Carpenter, and Leif Hedenel (formerly of Greens) talk food culture, the environment, and heirloom produce at YBCA’s first Bay Area Now 6 event. The talks go from 1 to 4 p.m., and admission is free. 701 Mission St.
Sunday, Feb. 20
A member of the city’s inner circle of butchers, David Budworth (of Marina Meats and Avedano’s) is going to sharing his secrets at the Evening of Butchery and Belgian Beer at La Trappe in North Beach. Other Bay Area meat masters, such as Chris Arentz, Josh Kleinsmith, and Zach Gero, will be there, breaking down a hind quarter of locally pastured beef. Tickets are $120 and include a menu of Belgian, Italian, and American appetizers and beef dishes paired with Belgian beer. The fun starts at 3 p.m. 800 Greenwich St.